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Dust storm blow for PM in Afghanistan.

PRIME MINISTER David Cameron flew into Afghanistan yesterday to pay a pre-Christmas visit to troops - but his plans were left in tatters by bad weather.

He had been due to make a moraleboosting trip to Camp Bastion in Helmand province, where most British forces are based.

But his RAF flight was forced to divert because a dust storm caused the Camp Bastion runway to be shut for the first time this year.

Instead, his plane had to land at Kandahar airfield, where only a small proportion of 9,500 UK troops deployed in Afghanistan are based.

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[bar] FLYING VISIT: Prime Minister David Cameron meets with aircrew and ground crew from 12(B) squadron at Kandahar airfield, during his a pre-Christmas visit to troops in Afghanistan
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Geographic Code:9AFGH
Date:Dec 21, 2011
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